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The first season of Drag Race Philippines was officially announced on August 16, 2021 by World of Wonder via Instagram.[1] Casting opened that same day, with deadline of September 12, 2021.[2] The show is available on the company's online streaming service, WOW Presents Plus, to all countries except Canada, where it's available on Crave. In the Philippines, it is also available on Discovery+ and HBO Go.[3]

On May 14, 2022, Drag Race alumni Jiggly Caliente was announced as one of the permanent members of the judging panel. A premiere date of August 17, 2022, was also announced that same day.[4]

On July 11, 2022, Filipino actor and impersonator Paolo Ballesteros was announced as the series' host.[5] On July 20, 2022, KaladKaren was announced as a permanent judge.[6] BJ Pascual, Jon Santos, and Rajo Laurel were announced as rotating judges on August 10, 2022.[7]

The cast of Drag Race Philippines Season 1 was officially announced on July 27, 2022.[8] The promo theme was Jeepney.[9]

The winner of the first season of Drag Race Philippines was Precious Paula Nicole with Marina Summers placing as runner-up with Lady Morgana winning Miss Congeniality.

About The Show

The hit global drag phenomenon is now in the Philippines! Watch as 12 iconic queens slay and race to the finish line and compete to be the first ever Drag Race Superstar from the Philippines. It’s the Filipinos’ time to shine, henny... and you ain’t seen nothing yet![10]

The hit global drag phenomenon is now in the Philippines! Twelve iconic queens slay and race to the finish line as they compete to be the Philippines' Drag Race Superstar.[11]

Contestants

DRPH1Cast

(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10
Talent
Show
Design Girl
Groups
Rusical Improv Snatch
Game
Ball Make
Over
Music
Video
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Precious Paula Nicole PreciousPaulaNicoleDRP1MiniPromo 34 Daet,
Camarines
Norte
SAFE HIGH SAFE
Team
Captain
WIN HIGH SAFE LOW HIGH HIGH WINNER
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Marina Summers MarinaSummersDRP1MiniPromo 25 Makati City,
Metro Manila
HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE HIGH
TEAM
HIGH WIN HIGH HIGH LOW WIN LOST
3RD
ROUND
3rd/4th Xilhouete XilhoueteDRP1MiniPromo 34 Cabanatuan,
Nueva Ecija
LOW SAFE BTM2 HIGH HIGH WIN HIGH WIN BTM2 LOST
2ND
ROUND
Eva Le Queen EvaLeQueenDRP1MiniPromo 34 Marikina City,
Metro Manila
HIGH SAFE HIGH
TEAM
SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE HIGH BTM2 HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH LOST
1ST
ROUND
5th Minty Fresh MintyFreshDRP1MiniPromo 31 Quezon City,
Metro Manila
WIN HIGH LOW SAFE SAFE BTM2 WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM2 ELIM GUEST
6th Brigiding BrigidingDRP1MiniPromo 29 Mandaluyong,
Metro Manila
SAFE SAFE HIGH
TEAM
Team
Captain
SAFE BTM2 BTM2 SAFE ELIM GUEST
7th Viñas Deluxe ViñasDeLuxeDRP1MiniPromo 25 San Jose
del Monte,
Bulacan
HIGH WIN SAFE HIGH LOW LOW ELIM GUEST
8th
(Miss
Congeniality)
Lady Morgana LadyMorganaDRP1MiniPromo 30 Davao City,
Davao del Sur
BTM2 SAFE HIGH
TEAM
BTM2 ELIM MISS
CON
9th Turing TuringDRP1MiniPromo 29 Cainta,
Rizal
HIGH BTM2 WIN ELIM GUEST
10th Gigi Era GigiEraDRP1MiniPromo 38 Melbourne,
Australia
SAFE LOW ELIM GUEST
11th Corazon CorazonDRP1MiniPromo 34 Bolinao,
Pangasinan
SAFE ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
GUEST
12th Prince PrinceDRP1MiniPromo 25 Calumpit,
Bulacan
ELIM GUEST
The contestant won Drag Race Philippines.
The contestant lost the third lip-sync round.
The contestant lost the second lip-sync round.
The contestant lost the first lip-sync round.
The contestant won the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the best but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant was a member of a winning team but did not win the main challenge.
The contestant was one of the worst but did not place in the bottom.
The contestant placed in the bottom and won the Lip Sync for your life.
The contestant placed in the bottom, lost the Lip Sync for your life, and was eliminated.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, but neither were eliminated.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.
The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality by the contestants.

Contestants' Winning Earnings

Contestant Money
Precious Paula Nicole ₱1,100,000
Marina Summers ₱180,000
Eva Le Queen ₱40,000
Xilhouete ₱160,000
Minty Fresh ₱180,000
Brigiding ₱0
Viñas Deluxe ₱80,000
Lady Morgana ₱40,000
Turing ₱80,000
Gigi Era ₱0
Corazon ₱20,000
Prince ₱0
The contestant was awarded ₱1,000,000 for winning Drag Race Philippines.
The contestant was awarded ₱40,000 for winning the title of Miss Congeniality.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
1 1

Mabu-Heeey!

Mabu-heeey!

August 17, 2022
2 2 Sagalamazon
3 3 Pop Off Ate! August 24, 2022
4 4

OPM Divas: The Rusical

OPM Divas The Rusical

August 31, 2022
5 5 Miss Shutacca September 7, 2022
6 6

Snatch Game - Philippines Season 1

Snatch Game KNB?

Snatch Game KNB?

September 14, 2022
7 7 Shop Shop Ladies Ball September 21, 2022
8 8 Twinning! September 28, 2022
9 9 Charot of Fire October 5, 2022
10 10

Grand Finale - Philippines Season 1

Grand Finale

Grand Finale

October 12, 2022

Episode 1: "Mabu-Heeey!"

Airdate: August 17, 2022

Synopsis:

Meet the 12 fiercest queens in the country as they pose their way into new heights. And on the main stage, it’s a showdown in the first ever Totally Impressive Talent Extravaganza variety show!

The 12 fiercest queens in the Philippines pose their way to new heights.

Meet the 12 fiercest queens in the country as they pose their way into new heights. Andon the main stage, it’s a showdown in the first ever Totally Impressive TalentExtravaganza variety show!

DRP1E1Judges

Episode 1 Judges

DRP1E1MaxiChallenge

"Totally Impressive Talent Extravaganza" Title Card

Entrance Order

1 Corazon
2 Eva Le Queen
3 Turing
4 Marina Summers
5 Lady Morgana
6 Precious Paula Nicole
7 Minty Fresh
8 Gigi Era
9 Viñas Deluxe
10 Prince
11 Brigiding
12 Xilhouete

Talent Show Performances

Contestant Performance Photo
Marina Summers Original Song and Dance MarinaSummersTalentShow
Brigiding Magic Show BrigidingTalentShow
Turing Contemporary Dance TuringTalentShow
Eva Le Queen Sexy Spoken Poetry EvaLeQueenTalentShow
Corazon Barangayan Dance CorazonTalentShow
Lady Morgana News Reporting Skit LadyMorganaTalentShow
Minty Fresh Original Song and Dance MintyFreshTalentShow
Viñas Deluxe Comedy Act ViñasDeluxeTalentShow
Prince Burlesque Dance PrinceTalentShow
Xilhouete Art Performance XilhoueteTalentShow
Gigi Era Buwis-buhay Dance GigiEraTalentShow
Precious Paula Nicole Folk Dance PreciousPaulaNicoleTalentShow

Dragna Superhero Photoshoot

Episode 2: "Sagalamazon"

Airdate: August 17, 2022

Synopsis:

It will be a slippery climb for the queens while keeping it fierce in their race to the top! And on the Main Stage, the queens create their best looks out of flowers, and showcase them on the very first Drag Flower Festival.

The Queens showcase their best floral look for the Drag Flower Festival.

It will be a slippery climb for the Queens while keeping it fierce in their race to the top!And on the Main Stage, the Queens create their best looks out of flowers, andshowcase them on the very first Drag Flower Festival.

  • Guest Judge: Pokwang
  • Mini Challenge: Palong-Palosebo: climb the pole and grab the flag in the fastest time.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Corazon
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000 and a 15-second head start to gather materials for the maxi challenge.
  • Maxi Challenge: Design a look and arch inspired by the Flores de Mayo festival made fully out of flowers.
  • Runway Theme: Sagalamazon
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Viñas Deluxe
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000 and a custom-made couture gown from The House of Laurel
  • Bottom Two: Corazon and Turing
  • Lip Sync Song: "I'm Feeling Sexy Tonight" by Chona Cruz
  • Eliminated: Corazon
  • Farewell Message: "Mga cheche... Mahal ko kayo!!! See you soonest. At least I'm not the porkshop Your Aswang Queen, Corazon..."

Episode 3: "Pop Off Ate!"

Airdate: August 24, 2022

Synopsis:

The queens show us what girl power is all about as they team up and battle it out to become the Philippines’ fiercest girl groups! Who will make it to the top charts and leave their mark, and who will pop right off? Moophs and Nadine Lustre guest star.

The Queens team up to become the Philippines's fiercest girl groups!

The Queens show us what girl power is all about as they team up and battle it out tobecome the Philippines’ fiercest girl groups! Who will make it to the top charts and leavetheir mark, and who will pop right off? Moophs and Nadine Lustre guest stars.

DRP1E3Judges

Episode 3 Judges

Drag Race Special Ru-lection Ranking and Runway Inspirations

Rank Contestant Folkloristic Figure
1st Precious Paula Nicole Mother of Tiyanak
2nd Turing Tiktik
3rd Eva Le Queen Impaktita
4th Minty Fresh Albularyo
5th Gigi Era Tiyanak
6th Lady Morgana Sarimanok
7th/8th Marina Summers Siyokoy
Xilhouete Mother of Tiyanak
9th Viñas Deluxe Manananggal
10th Brigiding Dalikamata

Pop Off Ate Girl Groups

Pink Pussy Energy Flexbomb Girls
PinkPussyEnergyDRP1 Gigi Era FlexbombGirlsDRP1 Brigiding
Minty Fresh Eva Le Queen
Precious Paula Nicole Lady Morgana
Viñas Deluxe Marina Summers
Xilhouete Turing

Episode 4: "OPM Divas: The Rusical"

Airdate: August 31, 2022

Synopsis:

The queens pay homage to the female icons of Original Filipino Music (OPM) in the first ever Philippine Rusical. Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid guest judges.

The Queens pay homage to the female icons of Original Filipino Music.

The Queens pay homage to the female icons of Original Filipino Music (OPM) in the firstever Philippine Rusical. Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid guest judges.

  • Special Guest: Douglas Nierras
  • Guest Judge: Regine Velasquez
  • Mini Challenge: Play a round of Ten-Twenty Talon Beki, a Chinese Garter game.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Eva Le Queen
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000
  • Maxi Challenge: Perform in OPM Divas: The Rusical
  • Runway Theme: Perlas ng Silanganan
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Precious Paula Nicole
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Two: Lady Morgana and Turing
  • Lip Sync Song: "Shine" by Regine Velasquez
  • Eliminated: Turing
  • Farewell Message: "If you have a bad day, Doesn't mean you have a bad Drag! Please pray for the group, always. Let's Do this! - Ate Turs"

OPM Divas: The Rusical

Contestant Diva
Brigiding Jaya
Eva Le Queen Jolina Magdangal
Lady Morgana Lea Salonga
Marina Summers Sarah Geronimo
Minty Fresh Moira Dela Torre
Precious Paula Nicole Regine Velasquez
Turing Sharon Cuneta
Viñas Deluxe Zsa Zsa Padilla
Xilhouete Pilita Corrales

Episode 5: "Miss Shutacca"

Airdate: September 7, 2022

Synopsis:

The queens act and improvise as they sashay into the Beauty Pageant extravaganza of their lives! Who will be crowned? It’s for you to find out as Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, joins the judges panel.

The Queens sashay into the Beauty Pageant extravaganza of their lives!

The Queens act and improvise as they sashay into the Beauty Pageant extravaganza oftheir lives! Who will be crowned? It’s for you to find out as Miss Universe 2015, PiaWurtzbach, joins the judges panel.

Miss Shutacca Queen Beauty Pageant

Contestant Character
Brigiding Miss Jologs
Eva Le Queen Miss Stateside
Lady Morgana Miss Santa Santita
Marina Summers Miss Makyondi
Minty Fresh Miss Bitchesa
Precious Paula Nicole Miss Shunga
Viñas Deluxe Miss Tarantela
Xilhouete Miss Kabogera

Episode 6: "Snatch Game - Philippines Season 1"

Airdate: September 14, 2022

Synopsis:

The queens present their best celebrity impersonations in the much awaited Snatch Game! These copycats are ready for their hilarious and cutthroat close-ups!

The Queens present their best celebrity impersonations in the Snatch Game!

The Queens present their best celebrity impersonations in the much awaited SnatchGame! These copycats are ready for their hilarious and cutthroat close-ups!

DRP1E6Judges

Episode 6 Judges

Snatch Game Characters

Contestant Celebrity Photo
Brigiding Elizabeth Ramsey BrigidingSnatchGameLook
Eva Le Queen Rufa Mae Quinto EvaLeQueenSnatchGameLook
Marina Summers Gloria Macapagal Arroyo MarinaSummersSnatchGameLook
Minty Fresh Maria Sofia Love MintyFreshSnatchGameLook
Precious Paula Nicole Charo Santos-Concio PreciousPaulaNicoleSnatchGameLook
Viñas Deluxe Kris Aquino ViñasDeluxeSnatchGameLook
Boy Abunda ViñasDeluxeSnatchGameLook2
Xilhouete Vicki Belo XilhoueteSnatchGameLook

Episode 7: "Shop Shop Ladies Ball"

Airdate: September 21, 2022

Synopsis:

“Shopulence, She Buys Everything!” Which queens will make it out alive in their two of a kind shopping ball challenge, with their second look, “Divi Divas” being a design challenge made out of unconventional materials from Manila’s shoppers' haven, Divisoria?

The Queens struggle in their two-of-a-kind shopping ball challenge.

“Shopulence, She Buys Everything!” Which queens will make it out alive in their two of akind shopping ball challenge, with their second look, “Divi Divas” being a designchallenge made out of unconventional materials from Manila’s shoppers haven,Divisoria?

DRP1E7Judges

Episode 7 Judges

  • Mini Challenge: Nude Illusion Group Photoshoot
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Minty Fresh
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000
  • Maxi Challenge: Showcase two looks in the Shop Shop Ladies Ball, with one look made using unconventional materials.
  • Runway Theme: Shop-ulence, She Buys Everything! & Divi Divas
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Minty Fresh
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Two: Eva Le Queen and Viñas Deluxe
  • Lip Sync Song: "Born Naked" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: Viñas Deluxe
  • Farewell Message: "Love you girls ♡ - Viñas"

Episode 8: "Twinning!"

Airdate: September 28, 2022

Synopsis:

The queens transform their loved ones into their own drag family. Category is Drag Family Rusemblance! With special guest judge, One Size Beauty Makeup Maven, Patrick Starrr.

The Queens transform their loved ones into their own drag family.

The Queens transform their loved ones into their own drag family. Category is DragFamily Rusemblance! With special guest judge, One Size Beauty Makeup Maven,Patrick Starr.

  • Guest Judge: Patrick Starrr
  • Mini Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Eva Le Queen
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000 courtesy of ONE/SIZE Beauty Cosmetics
  • Maxi Challenge: Give a drag makeover to their loved ones.
  • Runway Theme: Twinning
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Xilhouete
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Two: Brigiding and Minty Fresh
  • Lip Sync Song: "Dyosa" by Yumi Lacsamana
  • Eliminated: Brigiding
  • Farewell Message: "Love you! Bring it all the time, See you all after! Brigiding! ♡"

Makeover Pairs

Contestant Makeover Partner Drag Name
Brigiding John Paul Aricheta (cousin) Tigiding
Eva Le Queen Alexi (best friend) Luna Le Queen
Marina Summers Mariel Sabrina Sampilo (sister) Marites Summers
Minty Fresh Rizza Ortiz (sister) Berry Fresh
Precious Paula Nicole John Carl Zaldivar (brother) Precious Chona Nicole
Xilhouete Gel Jimenez (partner) Xhadow

Episode 9: "Charot of Fire"

Airdate: October 5, 2022

Synopsis:

Watch the queens get physical as they fight for their spot in the top four and star in their very first dragtastic music video! The King of Philippine Talk, Boy Abunda, guest judges.

The Queens get physical as they star in their a drag-tastic music video.

Watch the Queens get physical as they fight for their spot in the top four. star in theirvery first dragtastic music video! The King of Philippine Talk, Boy Abunda, guest judges.

DRP1E9Judges

Episode 9 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Boy Abunda
  • Maxi Challenge: Star and peform in a music video for RuPaul's song Champion.
  • Runway Theme: LED There Be Light & Come In Your Best Drag
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Marina Summers
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Two: Minty Fresh and Xilhouete
  • Lip Sync Song: "You'll Always Be My Number One" by Vernie Varga
  • Eliminated: Minty Fresh
  • Farewell Message: "At least Maganda! Stay Fresh Top 4! ♡ Minty Fresh"

Top Four of Season 1

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamEvaDRP1 0 1
(Ep. 7)
TeamMarinaDRP1 2
(Eps. 5, 9)
0
TeamPreciousDRP1 1
(Ep. 4)
0
TeamXilhoueteDRP1 2
(Eps. 6, 8)
2
(Eps. 3, 9)

Episode 10: "Grand Finale - Philippines Season 1"

Airdate: October 12, 2022

Synopsis:

The competition reaches epic proportions as the top four queens compete to become the FIRST Drag Superstar from the Philippines in their final lip sync smack down for the crown!

The final four compete to become the Philippines' first Drag Superstar.

The competition reaches epic proportions as the Top 4 Queens compete to become theFIRST Drag Superstar from the Philippines in their final lip sync smack down for thecrown!

  • Special Guests: Pia Wurtzbach, RuPaul
  • Runway Theme: Bongga Camp 'Day & Indigenous Extravaganza
  • Miss Congeniality: Lady Morgana
  • Lip Sync Pairs:
    • Eva Le Queen vs. Precious Paula Nicole;
    • Marina Summers vs. Xilhouete
  • Lip Sync Songs:
    • "Sissy That Walk" by RuPaul (Eva Le Queen vs. Precious Paula Nicole)
    • "Call Me Mother" by RuPaul (Marina Summers vs. Xilhouete)
  • Lip Sync Finalists:
    • "Sirena" by Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel (Marina Summers vs. Precious Paula Nicole)
  • Winner of Drag Race Philippines Season 1: Precious Paula Nicole
  • Runner-Up: Marina Summers
  • Third/Fourth Place: Eva Le Queen and Xilhouete
  "Sissy That Walk" / "Call Me Mother"     "Sirena"    
                           
  Precious Paula Nicole WIN  
  Eva Le Queen LOSS        
        Precious Paula Nicole WIN
        Marina Summers LOSS  
  Marina Summers WIN    
  Xilhouete LOSS  

Trivia

  • The Lip-Sync Assassins of this season were Brigiding, Lady Morgana, Minty Fresh and Xilhouete.
    • Lady Morgana sent Prince and Turing home on Episodes 1 and 4 respectively.
    • Brigiding sent Lady Morgana home on Episode 5, and was part of a double shantay with Minty Fresh in Episode 6.
    • Minty Fresh was part of a double shantay with Brigiding on Episode 6 and sent her home on Episode 8.
    • Xilhouete sent Gigi Era and Minty Fresh home on Episodes 3 and 9 respectively.
  • Season 1 was the first season of the Filipino franchise...
    • to feature queens from the Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, the National Capital Region, the Southern Tagalog Region, the Bicol Region, and the Davao Region.
    • to have no elimination, between Brigiding and Minty Fresh when they were both saved by Paolo Ballesteros in Episode 6.
    • to have a contestant lie about their age during the season's airing, Eva Le Queen.[12]
    • to have a Final 2 that had never Lip-Synced for Their Lives prior to the finale.
  • Season 1 of Drag Race Philippines is the first in the Drag Race franchise...
  • Season 1 of the Filipino franchise has the second-most number of mononymous queens, with five, just behind the first Canadian season with six.
  • The acronym of the Talent Show's title in Episode 1, "Totally Impressive Talent Extravaganza", is a play on the word "tite", which means "penis" in Filipino.
    • Alternatively, this word is also spelled "titi".
  • This season has produced a total of one returning contestant:

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